Please note that full details are not always available at the outset of a situation. Information and updates are posted as received. All general disruption posts are sorted by timeframe. Urgent notices such as power outages or snowfall information are posted at the top.

If your building is currently not accessible, please refer to the Service disruptions and emergencies information on UM Intranet to learn more about what to do during disruptions to the workplace.

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COVID updates

UM COVID-19 Updates

  • Posted: April 21, 2020
  • Timeframe: April 21, 2020
  • Location: Entire Campus
  • Description: Operations and Maintenance updates regarding COVID-19

Fort Garry/Bannatyne Campus

  • Posted: June 11, 2020
  • Timeframe: June 10, 2020
  • Location: Entire Campus
  • Description:

    Fort Garry Campus Domestic Water Systems

    Limit water consumption for less used Fort Garry campus buildings

    The University of Manitoba Fort Garry Campus buildings have been primarily closed for the past few weeks and months. With a prolonged closure, some under utilized water systems could result in discoloured, foul smelling, stagnant water due to a lack of water flow and the water sitting in the galvanized pipes.

    It is highly recommended that any buildings that have not been used routinely over the past few months make limited use of the water for consumption. As a precautionary measure, many of the water dispensers in low use buildings were disabled or signed “Out of Service” to avoid inadvertent use.

    Bannatyne Campus has remained flushed and in use for the majority of the shutdown, so is considered to be an acceptable quality and operational.

    If building occupants experience discoloured or foul smelling water, they are recommended to take the following actions:

  • Avoid using the water at this time.
  • Bring water from home or purchase bottled water for consumption.
  • Do not use discolored water for any purposes that require clean water (e.g., preparing food and beverages, laundry).
  • Follow the City of Winnipeg guidelines for discoloured water https://winnipeg.ca/waterandwaste/water/discolouredfaq.stm.
  • Questions or concerns regarding this disruption can be directed to Customer Service Desk at 204-474-6281 or http://umanitoba.ca/campus/physical_plant/adminss/maintreq.html

    During COVID-19 there is restricted access to U of M facilities. Please contact John Dodd at EHS to discuss any sensitive equipment that needs to be checked on and how we can do that in a safe manner with the fewest people coming onto campus. John Dodd B.A., CRM, CBCP, CRSP, Director, Environmental Health & Safety (EHS), Cell: 204-290-4631, Office: 204-474-9083, Email: john.dodd@umanitoba.ca

Building and construction notices

Road Closure: University Crescent/Freedman Crescent

  • Posted: May 14, 2021

  • Updated: August 31, 2021

  • Categories: Construction

    Location: (UPDATE) University Crescent/Freedman Crescent 

    (UPDATE): University Cres. and Freedman Cres. from Dafoe Rd. to King’s Dr. will be closed starting June 28 see map 4. Access to Freedman Cres. will be via Dafoe Rd. and MacLean Cres. The Freedman Cres. and King’s Dr. intersection is now open. Parking Lot ‘M’ can be accessed via King’s Dr. At least one pedestrian path will be maintained throughout construction. Access to Freshwater Institute and Manitoba Agriculture will be from the south end of University Cres. via Grierson Ave. see map 5

    Bus traffic will be rerouted throughout construction. Emergency vehicle access will be maintained. 

    Flag people will be on site to help direct traffic as needed. Please plan accordingly. Barricades and safety signage will be clearly posted to safely direct vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians as required. Caution should be taken at all times during construction. Your patience and cooperation to ensure everyone’s safety is appreciated.

    The University Cres. and Freedman Cres. road construction will be completed in phases. Road Construction across campus can be anticipated from Mid-May to November. Please see map 2 for areas impacted and anticipated timelines. Service Disruptions will be updated accordingly as construction progresses.

    Questions or concerns regarding this disruption can be directed to Vanessa Jukes Strutt (204) 996-5489.

Parker Building

  • Posted: April 21, 2022                

  • Location(s):  Passenger Elevator

  • Timeframe (est):  April 25th to August 8th,  2022 

  • Category:  Elevator Shutdown    

  • Overview  Parker Building elevator will be out of service for replacement, starting Monday April 25the, 2022, continuously until Monday August 8th, 2022.

    Question or concerns regarding this disruption can be directed to Anish Gaur at 431-335-1826.
     

Manitoba Institute for Materials

  • Posted: May 02, 2022                

  • Location(s): Accessible Lift

  • Timeframe (est): April 29th,    2022 – until further notice 

  • Category: Elevator  Shutdown  

  • Overview:  April 29th,    2022 – until further notice, the accessible lift will be out of service due to repairs. 
        
    Question or concerns regarding this disruption can be directed to Physical Plant, 204-474-7070. 

Parker

  • Posted: May 12, 2022                

  • Location(s): Parker Building   

  • Timeframe (est): May 16th to May 20th, 2022 – 10:30 PM to 5:00 AM each night 

  • Category: Supply Fan Shutdown/Building Access Shutdown 

  • Overview  May 16th to May 20th, 2022 – 10:30 PM to 5:00 AM each night  - Supply Fans in the building will be shut down for abatement. No building occupancy or access will be allowed during this shutdown. 

    Question or concerns regarding this disruption can be directed to Mark Ager, 204-228-4664.

Norrie Centre

  • Posted: May 12, 2022                

  • Location: Entire Building

  • Timeframe: Thursday. 05/19/2022 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

  • Category: Annual Protelec Alarm Inspection 

  • Overview: Please be advised Cardac Systems will be entering all areas with intrusion, panic, temperature or other alarm systems to perform the annual alarm test and verification on Thursday. 05/19/2022  from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The fire alarm is not being tested at this time, please evacuate the building on any fire alarm.

    Questions or concerns regarding this disruption can be directed to  Chris Green 204-272-3078 or 204 230-2258

Pathology Building & Med Services Building

  • Posted: May 12, 2022                

  • Location: Entire Building

  • Timeframe: Friday, 05/27/2022 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

  • Category: Annual Protelec Alarm Inspection 

  • Overview: Please be advised Cardac Systems will be entering all areas with intrusion, panic, temperature or other alarm systems to perform the annual alarm test and verification on Thursday. 05/19/2022  from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The fire alarm is not being tested at this time, please evacuate the building on any fire alarm.

    Questions or concerns regarding this disruption can be directed to  Chris Green 204-272-3078 or 204 230-2258

Medical Rehabilitation & Dentistry Building

  • Posted: May 12, 2022                

  • Location: Entire Building

  • Timeframe: Thursday, 05/26/2022 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

  • Category: Annual Protelec Alarm Inspection 

  • Overview: Please be advised Cardac Systems will be entering all areas with intrusion, panic, temperature or other alarm systems to perform the annual alarm test and verification on Thursday. 05/19/2022  from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The fire alarm is not being tested at this time, please evacuate the building on any fire alarm.

    Questions or concerns regarding this disruption can be directed to  Chris Green 204-272-3078 or 204 230-2258

Chown Building

  • Posted: May 12, 2022                

  • Location: Entire Building

  • Timeframe: Wednesday, 05/25/2022 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

  • Category: Annual Protelec Alarm Inspection 

  • Overview: Please be advised Cardac Systems will be entering all areas with intrusion, panic, temperature or other alarm systems to perform the annual alarm test and verification on Thursday. 05/19/2022  from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The fire alarm is not being tested at this time, please evacuate the building on any fire alarm.

    Questions or concerns regarding this disruption can be directed to  Chris Green 204-272-3078 or 204 230-2258

Brodie / JBRC Building

  • Posted: May 12, 2022                

  • Location: Entire Building

  • Timeframe: Friday, 05/20/2022 and Tuesday, 05/24/2022 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

  • Category: Annual Protelec Alarm Inspection 

  • Overview: Please be advised Cardac Systems will be entering all areas with intrusion, panic, temperature or other alarm systems to perform the annual alarm test and verification on Friday, 05/20/2022 and Tuesday, 05/24/2022 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    Questions or concerns regarding this disruption can be directed to  Chris Green 204-272-3078 or 204 230-2258

Brodie Centre (but not JBRC) and Medical Services Building

  • Posted: May 13, 2022                

  • Location(s):  Entrances, Corridors, Reception Areas, Meeting Rooms, Washrooms, Lunch Spaces, etc. 

  • Timeframe (est.): Tuesday, 05/17/2022 and Friday, 05/20/2022 between the hours of  8:00 a.m. and  8:00 p.m.

  • Category: Building Audit – Accessibility   

  • Overview: Please be advised, between
    Tuesday, 05/17/2022 and Friday, 05/20/2022 between the hours of  8:00 a.m. and  8:00 p.m., Level Playing Field, an Accessibility Consultant engaged by Physical Plant, Architectural & Engineering Services, will be at Bannatyne campus to complete a physical spaces audit for the University of Manitoba. They will be focusing this visit once again on Brodie Centre and Medical Services Building, but may review corridor spaces and tunnels across the campus. The Consultant Team will be visiting public use spaces, reception areas, meeting rooms, classrooms, lounges, etc. to review accessibility compliance and provide recommendations to the University. The team will not be auditing private offices, lab facilities or back-of-house areas such as kitchens and storage. They will introduce themselves when entering spaces and may be encountered measuring and taking photos for reporting on accessibility. Remaining Bannatyne Campus buildings will be audited at a later date this summer. 

    Level Playing Field and their consultants can be expected on the Fort Garry campus as well as at Bannatyne campus and William Norrie Centre now through to the fall as they make their way through campus facilities. They will also be auditing exterior spaces to review accessibility of the public realm.

    Questions or concerns regarding this disruption can be directed to: Vanessa Jukes Strutt,  (204) 996-5489.

Manitoba Hydro – University Sub station – Freedman Cres.

  • Posted: May 18, 2022                

  • Location(s): corner of Freedman Crescent and University Crescent

  • Timeframe (est): May 24th, 2022 – to end of August - 7:00 AM to 5:30 PM each day

  • Category: Possible noise during development of the site and installation of piles

  • Overview May 24th, 2022 – to end of August, 2022 - 7:00 AM to 5:30 PM each day, Manitoba Hydro will be working on the substation at the corner of Freedman Crescent and University Crescent. There will possibly be noise during development of the site and with the installation of piles. Manitoba Hydro will be reaching out to the adjacent residential buildings for notification.

    Question or concerns regarding this disruption can be directed to Cameron Whitton, 431-336-0377.

Contact us

Physical Plant – Service Disruptions

89 Freedman Crescent
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2